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carl levin and john mccain of for their ideas for bypassing filibuster's to take up legislation, a counterproposal to another plan that would have to change the senate rules to a simple majority vote. it spoke to reporters for about half an hour. -- they spoke to reporters for about half an hour. >> give a bunch over here, kathleen, let them pass it out. ok, sorry for the delay. we thought we had a vote, but there was no vote. senator mccain and i are part of a group of eight senators who have been working for about a month to come up with a proposal for our leaders and our conferences, which will hopefully overcome the gridlock that has so permeated the u.s. senate. the eight senators who have participated in this effort are myself, senator mccain, senator schumer, senator alexander, senator cardin, senator kyl, senator prior, and senator barasso. it is a bipartisan proposal, and we believe strongly we must reform the senate's procedures if it is going to do business more efficiently and fairly. there are many parts to our proposal, i would say the key number-one part is to giv
conservative like a rush limbaugh, sean hannity, mark levine to even things out a little bit and challenge the democrat in the general election in ways that they don't. we had other stories that were big media stories in 2012. you remember the unfortunate shooting in aurora, colorado, where abc's brian ross, went on the air and looked up in the phone book and found a name that matched the alleged shooter and concluded, gee, he must be part of the tea party. this is the kind of stuff that passes for sober analysis with the mainstream media. there are many others but those two stand out in my mind immediately. jon: christie, your favorites of the year? >> well it is not a surprise i disagree with cal on this one. look, i think the biggest media failure of is the year is failure to report the extreme lurch to the right of the republican party, a party that had gone from being conservative opposition party to one that is more about the transvageal ultrasound, banning of contraception and one that stopped trying to problem solve and now more interested in obstruction. i think that is because th
. the gentleman right here in the front. >> over here? >> my name is peter levin. i agree with most of your science, but i have a real problem of how you would choose to interpret some of this. i wrote the statement for senator connie mack when he went to the floor to defend the transfers, and he was a conservative republican in the leadership coming and we know perfectly well we were not going to have any problem with the democrats on this and the point of the were going to the floor and doing this was, as he said you mean they want me to ban the technique? i can't than the technique. and so, the whole question of emphasis on what happened like to allow more of a lines and that, there is a political reality to this game, and we were doing it to get a bunch of republicans cover to vote with us because we knew that they would follow. akaka on a number of things you slant things that i don't think our fairfax. they had a drug of real and something happens the fda is terrible they say that it's too slow. this goes on repeatedly on their bills if your conclusion is i'm showing that barack obama
committee in the house, sandy levin, that called for this legislation. the speaker was going to bringia it up to kill it, but he u couldn't kill it, and then hekil moved to plan b, the debacle of all debacles. it's the mother of all debacles. that was brought up in an effore to send us manager. he couldn't even -- to send us something.he he couldn't even pass it amongre republicans, it was so absurd. he, meaning the speaker. so it's very clear, mr. president, that the speaker's number one goal is to get elected speaker on january 3rd. the house is not even here. he's told me he'll give 'em two not two days, 48 hours. they don't even have enough of the leadership here to meet to talk about it. they've done it with conference calls. people are spread all over the basically, is waiting for january 3rd. now, the present campaigned on raising taxes on people making more than $250,000 a year.l the bush era tax cuts will expire at the end of this year. obama was elected with a surplus of about three million votes. he campaigned on this issue. again, the speaker can't take yes for an answer. th
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